• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, KARL MILDENBERGER, WILL DEFEND HIS EUROPEAN TITLE IN FRANKFURT ON SATURDAY (14 JAN) WHEN HE MEETS PIERO TOMASSONI OF ITALY.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, KARL MILDENBERGER, WILL DEFEND HIS EUROPEAN TITLE IN FRANKFURT ON SATURDAY (14 JAN) WHEN HE MEETS PIERO TOMASSONI OF ITALY.

    IT WILL BE THE SECOND TIME THE 30-YEAR-OLD ITALIAN HEAVYWEIGHT HAS CHALLENGED MILDENBERGER FOR THE TITLE. IN MAY 1965 HE WAS BEATEN ON POINTS OVER 15 ROUNDS.

    LAST SEPTEMBER MILDENBERGER MET CASSIUS CLAY WHO PREFERS TO BE KNOWN AS MOHAMED ALI, IN AN ATTEMPT AT THE WORLD TITLE, BUT THE REFEREE STOPPED THE FIGHT IN THE 12TH ROUND AFTER MILDENBERGER HAD RECEIVED A TREMENDOUS BATTERING FROM THE 24-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN NEGRO.

    TOMASSONI IS REPORTED TO BE THE MOST IMPROVED HEAVYWEIGHT ON THE EUROPEAN SCENE. CURRENT HOLDER OF THE ITALIAN TITLE, HE HAS HAD SEVEN TITLE FIGHTS IN THE LIGHT-HEAVY AND HEAVYWEIGHT CLASS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADD3ORZMJS8OG0OK1LTII66LTQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADD3ORZMJS8OG0OK1LTII66LTQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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